Clinical Research Specialist
Prevention of Adolescent Risks Initiative
Office: LAW/SSW - Room 516
Phone: (410) 706-4401
Amelia Rubenstein, MSW, LCSW-C is the Clinical Research Specialist for the Child Sex Trafficking Victims Initiative (CSTVI) and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In implementing CSTVI, Amelia is dedicated to assist the state’s child-serving agencies to address the issue of sex trafficking among system-involved youth. As an experienced forensic social worker, Ms. Rubenstein has been qualified as an expert witness and provides testimony on victimization through sexual violence. Ms. Rubenstein previously oversaw the Anti-Trafficking Program at TurnAround, Inc., a victim services non-profit in Baltimore where she provided clinical services to survivors of human trafficking. Amelia’s clinical work and research on the issue of trafficking stemmed from her background in child welfare and gender-based violence. Ms. Rubenstein received her Bachelors of Social Work from Skidmore College and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University with a concentration in public policy and reproductive rights. Ms. Rubenstein received the Human Trafficking Award from Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2015 and citations from Governor Hogan in 2015 and 2017 and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in 2019 for her efforts to fight trafficking.